AT&T's $250 Million Plan to Reduce High School Dropouts

Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

As educators, policy makers, and other leaders gathered in Washington on Monday for the Building a Grad Nation Summit, it’s no surprise that one of the first people they heard from was AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson. The telecom chief announced a $250 million campaign to reduce the high school dropout rate over the next five years. That’s on top of the $100 million the company has spent since 2008 to fund similar initiatives through an effort it calls AT&T Aspire.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.